Tridasheshvara, Tridaśeśvara, Tridasha-ishvara: 6 definitions


Tridasheshvara means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

The Sanskrit term Tridaśeśvara can be transliterated into English as Tridasesvara or Tridasheshvara, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Tridasheshvara in Shaktism glossary
Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Tridaśeśvara (त्रिदशेश्वर) refers to the “lords of the gods”, according to the Manthānabhairavatantra, a vast sprawling work that belongs to a corpus of Tantric texts concerned with the worship of the goddess Kubjikā.—Accordingly, “(Bhadrakālī) has one face, three eyes, and two arms in which she holds an ascetic’s staff and severed head. She sits on a crow and bestows boons in the south-east. She is Maṅgalā who is in the triple sacred seat and is worshipped by the lords of the gods [i.e., tridaśeśvara]. (Through her) one attains the tranquil plane that bestows liberation and worldly benefits”.

Shaktism book cover
context information

Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.

Discover the meaning of tridasheshvara or tridasesvara in the context of Shaktism from relevant books on Exotic India

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Tridasheshvara in Purana glossary
Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Tridaśeśvara (त्रिदशेश्वर) refers to the “lord of Gods” and is used to describe Śiva, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.33 (“The appeasement of Himavat”).—Accordingly, as Vasiṣṭha said to Himavat (Himācala): “[...] Śiva, the lord of gods (tridaśeśvara), is devoid of riches created by Brahmā. But His mind is engrossed in the ocean of true knowledge. How can lord Śiva who is knowledge-Bliss Himself have any desire for articles created by Brahmā? An ordinary householder gives his daughter to one who has a kingdom and riches in his possession? By offering his daughter to a miserable person, a father may be guilty of slaughtering his daughter. Who can think Śiva miserable whose servant is Kubera? [...]”.

Purana book cover
context information

The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

Discover the meaning of tridasheshvara or tridasesvara in the context of Purana from relevant books on Exotic India

In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

[«previous next»] — Tridasheshvara in Jainism glossary
Source: The University of Sydney: A study of the Twelve Reflections

Tridaśeśvara (त्रिदशेश्वर) refers to the “30 gods”, according to the 11th century Jñānārṇava, a treatise on Jain Yoga in roughly 2200 Sanskrit verses composed by Śubhacandra.—Accordingly, “Yama’s noose, which cannot be resisted even by the chiefs of gods, demons, men and the lord of snakes, in half a moment binds the world of living souls. Yama is clearly the one and only chief conqueror of the three worlds [and] by the mere wish of whom do the 30 gods (tridaśeśvara) die”.

General definition book cover
context information

Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

Discover the meaning of tridasheshvara or tridasesvara in the context of General definition from relevant books on Exotic India

Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Tridasheshvara in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Tridaśeśvara (त्रिदशेश्वर).—[masculine] = [preceding], also [Epithet] of Agni, Varuṇa, & Yama.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Tridaśeśvara (त्रिदशेश्वर):—[=tri-daśeśvara] [from tri-daśa > tri] m. = śendra, [Mahābhārata; Rāmāyaṇa ii]

2) [v.s. ...] Śiva, [Mahābhārata]

3) [v.s. ...] [plural] Indra, Agni, Varuṇa, and Yama, [Nalopākhyāna iv, 31]

[Sanskrit to German]

Tridasheshvara in German

context information

Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family (even English!). Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

Discover the meaning of tridasheshvara or tridasesvara in the context of Sanskrit from relevant books on Exotic India

See also (Relevant definitions)

Relevant text

Help me keep this site Ad-Free

For over a decade, this site has never bothered you with ads. I want to keep it that way. But I humbly request your help to keep doing what I do best: provide the world with unbiased truth, wisdom and knowledge.

Let's make the world a better place together!

Like what you read? Consider supporting this website: